Titles are hard

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rightnowbb:

"stop liking the person you like, they did a bad thing unlike me and everyone i like who popped out of the womb as perfect intersectional feminists"

i hate this as well bc i know the standard response is like “lol can’t u handle someone calling out ur faves” and like, yeah, if i meant a call out i would have said a call out. calling something out and trying to make people feel guilty for ever having got any pleasure from it are two different things.

maptitude1:

This map, by Kenneth Field, shows the areas of Europe that the Proclaimers might reach if they carried out their mission to walk 500 miles (and 500 more) as described in the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

maptitude1:

This map, by Kenneth Field, shows the areas of Europe that the Proclaimers might reach if they carried out their mission to walk 500 miles (and 500 more) as described in the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

"stop liking the person you like, they did a bad thing unlike me and everyone i like who popped out of the womb as perfect intersectional feminists"

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brigwife:

i have a confession to make

i don’t really find matthew lewis all that attractive

neither

starklyinaccurate:

leaveyourkeyinthemailb0x:

"im not a feminist"

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No, I meant 
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Years ago, I had a weird conversation.

youneedacat:

I was explaining to someone the history of left-handedness in America, the ways that left-handed people were treated, it was considered okay to beat us until we became right-handed, and other things like that.

And instead of listening to me, the person’s only response was to roll her eyes and say “Oh God, please tell me they’re not trying to claim to be an oppressed minority.”

Which, no, I’ve never heard a left-hander claim that.  But at the time in question, we were part of an oppressed minority:  disability.  Because left-handedness was literally, in and of itself, considered to be a learning disability with symptoms that went well beyond using your left hand for things (there was an entire list of symptoms from clumsiness to language problems).  My mother grew up in that time and she was definitely considered disabled just for being left-handed.  The fact that things have changed and now left-handers are not disabled, does not mean we weren’t disabled then.

But I found that person’s response really obnoxious.  She basically had this worldview where there were “real” oppressed minorities, mostly people of color, and that everyone else was just “copying people of color” and not really oppressed, or not really very oppressed, when she’d grudgingly acknowledge oppression existed.  So her very first worry when hearing about brutality towards an entire kind of person wasn’t what happened to the people in question, it was whether they’d try and “steal” oppressed minority status from those who really deserved it.

Which, as a left-handed person very grateful to grow up in a time and place where left-handedness is not a disability?  Rubbed me the wrong way.

And yes, my view of what is and isn’t a disability is that it’s heavily depending on society.  I’ve gotten in trouble before for saying that for a long time, gay people were disabled because of our inclusion in the DSM and our treatment by psychiatry.  But it’s true.  We were disabled at that point.  We managed to climb our way out of that category, just as left-handers and some other people have managed to climb out of that category.  But it doesn’t mean that we weren’t disabled at some point in time.  Because whether you’re disabled isn’t just about your body — that’s one part of it, but social status as disabled is equally as important as physical or cognitive status.  And it’s perfectly possible to be disabled entirely because you’re put in the social category of disabled people, even if you have no particular bodily or cognitive impairments.

But whenever I try to explain that, I get someone who flips out on me and insists that I’m trying to bring back the idea of gay people as disabled under the DSM.  Which, just, no.  I’m saying that when we were in the DSM, we were disabled because we were in the DSM and faced ableism, especially psychiatric ableism, the same as everyone else in the DSM.  So don’t bother flipping out, it’s been done, it doesn’t do anything except cause aggravation.

primadollly:

shoutout to young adults with debilitating conditions who feel like their lives are stagnant or regressing, while everyone else moves forward

we’re gonna be ok

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queenshulamit:

animate-mush:

geeneelee:

The Most Intense Debate of the Classic Who Fandom:

The method of reproduction of a fictional alien species.

Well obviously.  We know all about the methods of reproduction of the  nonfictional human species.  

Well, some fanfictions I have read suggest that some people need education on basic details.

queenshulamit:

It is weird how I am not triggered by neoreactionaries openly saying completely horrible things about groups I am a member of but I get upset by Hufflepuff headcanons even though they are rarely, if ever, explicitly anti-Ravenclaw and the whole House system is imaginary anyway.

I think it’s because neoreactionaries believe obviously terrible things (I have seen them explicitly condone rape, genocide, murder of disabled babies, wife-beating, slavery) so when they tell me I’m a bad person I actually take it as a compliment, because being a bad person by their standards means I am actually nice.

Whereas Hufflepuff headcanons celebrate genuinely good traits which I lack (I have other good traits, it is OK) but I am literally holding back tears as I type this sentence because it is so easy to believe I am a bad person when I see good people celebrating good qualities I lack. And I have tried really really hard to be a certain type of person and failed to be that type of person and it is hard to convince myself I can be a good person without having a very specific type of goodness. And it is complicated by the fact that a lot of people who identify as Hufflepuffs are not neurotypical and are even further from neurotypical than me, but they are further away in the opposite direction. And they share god traits with NTs which I do not have (I share other good traits with NTs which they do not have, nobody is bad here) but I feel like I can’t love because I can’t love like an NT or like them. But I can love, I just… love like I love. Like the collages of things people like that I make when they are sad. That is love but it is very Ravenclaw.